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Re: “Hard Lesson: A UVM Econ Prof Fights to Keep His Job

The administrators at UVM are ridiculous, stolid, dull bureaucrats. Ironically, they fulfill the expectations of the Soviet model perfectly.

What is the difference between UVM and the Pentagon? The Pentagon has 22 layers of bureaucrats. UVM, only 17.

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Posted by wolfganger on 03/26/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “A Wife Vows to Fight Her Husband's Deportation

To explain to "E Greene" and "Wahrheit" why Carrillo should not be deported: the United States is a signatory to the Helsinki Accords of Auguest 1, 1975,signed by 35 Euopean nations, the Soviet Union, the USA, and Canada. Article VII of the Helsinki Final Act provides for reunification of families divided by an international border, the object being that family unification (and reunification) was and is an inherent human-right that transcended any internal national law. Bottom line: the US cannot "deport" and thus bust up a family, the other members of which are residents or citizens of the US.

Although the US Senate took some ten years to ratify the Helsinki Accords, in fact they are ratified, and for Mr. Greene (and Mr. Wahrheit) Treay law is the highest level of law; Treaty law supersedes all other law, including law confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. To illustrate: The US Government was obliged to return the child Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba after his mother took him to Miami and drowned in the attempt. The 11th Circuit held that the US, as a signatory to the Helsinki Accords, was obliged to remove Elian from his relatives in Miami and take him back to his father in Cuba. Janet Reno, the Attorney General (hence, minister of justice in the US scheme) under Bill Clinton, ordered a raid to remove Elian at gunpoint, whch they did. That was in JUne 2000. Elian went back to Dad in Cuba.

Trust this explains.

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Posted by wolfganger on 03/25/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Shelburne Selectboard Abandons Effort to Oust Member

And now you know why the railroad executives don't pay much attention to this Board. It has these aggressive, litigious, difficult people sitting on it, spoiling for a fight. Just lovely.

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Posted by wolfganger on 02/04/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “South Burlington Councilors Want Airport Buyouts to Stop

The F-35 exists only to enrich the shareholders of the Lockheed-Martin conglomerate - to the harms, losses and injuries of everyone else. It is a grotesque military boondoggle - an unreliable, useless airplane that is a huge parasite on the community. The logical solution is to require the Vermont Air Guard to stick with propellor-driven airplanes, or else disband. Tearing down perfectly good houses to make way for these technological monsters is folly.

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Posted by wolfganger on 01/23/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Farmers Riled Over Decision to Charge Bull's Owner in Fatal Crash

There is no excuse for over-driving your sight-line stopping distance.

Posted by wolfganger on 06/28/2016 at 3:11 AM

Re: “The Gun: How I Bought an AR-15 in a Five Guys Parking Lot

For the past decade I have hosted a visiting tour group of policemen from Auckland, New Zealand, who come over to play exhibition rugby matches with other departments along the East Coast. In my discussions with them, I learned that they never carry firearms. When confronted by an armed suspect, they take him down with a police baton - apparently a very effective close-combat weapon. No Taser, no gun, just a heavy stick. Considering that Chief del Pozo had one of his men shoot a decrepit old guy dead while in his bathroom, while holding a heavy shield that blocked the knife, it would seem that we have a lot to learn from the Zealanders. Any serious cop with a shield and a baton can take any suspect down. Time for the police to set the standard by removing guns from their customary equipment. and learning the art of the baton.

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Posted by wolfganger on 06/15/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Critics of Rutland Refugee Plan Grill Aldermen, Resettlement Officials

For those of you who are worried about the quality and the character of the refugees, I invite you to review the article I link to here:


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Posted by wolfganger on 05/28/2016 at 5:52 PM

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